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Bluesound PULSE Soundbar Preview

Bluesound, a division of the Lenbrook Group (who also own NAD and PSB), released their PULSE Soundbar last year, and recently announced a subwoofer designed to go with it. Their products all run wirelessly in conjunction with smartphone...

GEM Dandy PolyTable Turntable

GEM Dandy PolyTable Turntable Preview

The “GEM” in GEM Dandy is none other than analog guru George E. Merrill who has been a fixture in the hi-fi business since the early 1970s. During that time, in addition to operating his hi-fi retail operation in Memphis, he has designed, modified...

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Revel Concerta2 F36 Speaker Preview

Revel, part of the Harman group, has recently updated their entry level Concerta speaker line. I have owned the L/C/R and surrounds from the Concerta line for the last eight years, so I know how good they sound. Do the F36s bring more to the table than my tried-and-true F12s? Let’s see what’s changed. Physically, there are a few obvious differences. The F36s are about two inches taller, the sides are now curved, the drivers are newly...

OPPO UDP-203 4K Player Preview

OPPO’s latest player, the UDP-203, will play Ultra-HD 4K Blu-ray movie discs as well as 1080p movie discs. It also plays high resolution music, such as 24/192 and SACD. OPPO has released its latest player, the UDP-203, priced at $549 directly on-line from OPPO...

VTA ST-120 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Preview

VTA ST-120 Vacuum Tube Amplifier Preview

So what glows in the dark and is a source of joy to everyone proximate? No, it isn’t a good-looking space alien, it’s a vacuum tube amplifier! Even in the twenty-first century, there’s just something about tube sound...

Xiaomi Mi Box Preview

Xiaomi Mi Box Preview

As part of my ongoing search for the do-it-all media player box, I recently picked up a Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV. The tiny Mi Box runs Android TV, Google’s software answer to the likes...